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State health/science meet draws 58 Nebraska students PDF Print E-mail

Kylie Hanson and Tayler Walter of Perkins County Middle School were among 58 eighth-grade students from 30 schools across Nebraska who attended UNMC’s 18th annual Health/Science Meet June 10-12, for an educational and fun experience.

The goal of the meet is to inspire students, especially those from rural communities, to pursue careers in health care. The students qualify for the meet by submitting science projects in one of nine regional science meets sponsored by the Nebraska Area Health Education Centers across the state earlier in the year. 

While on campus students were exposed to the health professions, medical research and patient care. Events included hands-on science activities such as: 

• Presentations about a variety of health science disciplines 

•  Tours of UNMC 

• A team science competition.